Welcome to the Global Hemp Association’s Board
Mandi Kerr is the CEO and Founder of the Global Hemp Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the Industrial Hemp industry by elevating standards and highlighting leaders through Broadcast Media. She’s interviewed over 200 industry professionals—an up-to-date library of what’s going on in the industry as it happens. A knowledge base that’s extensive and diverse. The key is relationships. Mandi brings farmers, manufacturers, and other industry experts together to strengthen the hemp supply chain and educate each other. With 10 years of sales, event promotion, marketing, and networking experience, she can identify and develop opportunities in an ever-evolving industry
Bob has over forty (40) years of financial experience. Twelve years of increasing responsibility to Senior-level leadership in banking. He helps businesses nationwide improve their cash flow with accounts receivable financing invoice factoring, equipment financing, and commercial loans. He has helped businesses improve, expand and develop new areas of business and make money.
Curtis has 25+ years of business and legal experience. Curtis focused on planning and implementing business strategies in various businesses coupled with legal and financing plans to execute said strategies at the CE level in real property, construction, SaaS applications in SFR Aggregation, and Genealogy software. Specialties: Complex Business Planning and Problem Solving, Project Planning and Development, Government Entitlement for Large Scale Real Property Projects, General Counsel Business, Real Property and Construction Companies, Client Vendor Relationship Development & Management.
Nick Walters is an experienced operations leader with a diverse background in business planning, sales, and government service. He currently lends his expertise to several businesses: Easy Grants (his grant-writing firm), Webb Diagnostic Technologies (an innovator in the biomedical market), the National Hemp Growers Cooperative (where he serves as a Founder/Managing Member) and is an adjunct professor of history at Belhaven University.
Appointed by President George W. Bush as State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development in Mississippi, he holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi College where he double-majored in history and political science. He also blogs about Christian history at www.nickwalters.org
Marne is an educator and consultant with extensive experience with cannabis and hemp law and policy. She came into the industry with a background in food and agricultural law.
When she worked at NC State, she created and ran the NC State Extension Hemp Law program and advised senior leadership of the NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. She has provided trainings in cannabis law for farmers, attorneys, and law enforcement.